If one of your goals is to eat healthier this year, follow our tips for how to eat organic foods on a budget!
There are lots of benefits to living an organic lifestyle; it is healthier, it promotes environmental awareness and it reduces the amount of chemicals you consume. Sadly organic food is perceived to be expensive, and this can create a problem for military families. After all, many military families live on a budget due to military work being underpaid, so they try to avoid buying overly expensive food.
This is fair enough – after all, the average annual income for someone in their first year of military work is around $16,794, which is considerably lower than the average American income. Thankfully, organic food is just perceived to be more expensive than other food options, and in reality if you know how to shop properly you can eat organic food on a budget!
This is making it easier for everyone to be healthy; as organic food has become more affordable, many Americans have decided to include healthy alternatives and organic options in their lives; in spring 2017 over 50 million people bought organic food, and it looks like the number will keep rising.
Here are some tips for living an organic lifestyle on a budget
Get Smart With Your Grocery Shopping
While organic foods do tend to be slightly more expensive that other food products in general, there are still some organic foods that are cheaper than their less health counterparts – so you can include some organic products in your grocery shop and end up saving money, which is perfect for someone on a military budget!
Another option is to replace expensive products, such as meat and cheese, with low-cost organic products such as grains and seeds. They will make a tasty and healthy replacement, and they will normally be cheaper than non-organic meat and cheese. You can also buy organic products in bulk to lower the overall cost of the product; just make sure to buy something that will keep for a long time!
Cut Nasty Chemicals Out Of Your Lifestyle
An organic diet is the first step to an organic lifestyle, but if you want to be fully organic you should cut non-organic cleaning and cosmetic products out of your life. These products may seem harmless, but most of them are filled with harmful chemicals that can irritate your skin and make you ill – and yes, that includes your foundation! Thankfully there is a wide range of organic makeup brands and cleaning products that you can replace your current products with – and despite popular opinion, most of them are just as affordable as budget cleaning and cosmetic products.
An organic lifestyle doesn’t have to be an expensive choice. If you are tactical with your grocery shop and take the time to shop around for affordable alternatives, you won’t have to worry about spending any more than you normally do – and you will soon start to notice the benefits of living an organic lifestyle, such as shiny, healthy hair and clear skin.